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Michael Henderson

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: July 7    

Michael Henderson

Grammy Nominee, Bass Player Extraordinaire Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger and inventor of the dropped “D” tuning for Bass Guitar...Michael Henderson, is an Exceptional Talent!

By BestComm Public Relations

How many artists can say that they've reached the zenith of success in a multitude of genres? Jazz! Funk! R&B! Soul! Drum&Bass! Fusion! Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bassist and all around entertainer MICHAEL HENDERSON has and does!!! Though we are very excited to announce that his latest “BASS” work on the “Miles From India” disc has received a Grammy Nomination, and congratulations are definitely in order, for this consummate artist, this is not the first Grammy Nomination, but his fourth! An entire generation has discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON! His music has been re-recorded by artists such as; L L Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, THE DRAMATICS, DANNY BOY, DR. JOHN, WAYMON TISDALE, JAGGED EDGE, TUPAC SHAKIR, KENNY LATTIMORE, MAYSA LEAK, NOEL GOURDIN, CONYA DOSS, KRS1, METHODMAN, TI, GURU, LIL KIM, NWA, THEODORE UNIT, BIGGIE SMALLS, BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, MISSY ELLIOTT, GEORGE BOHANON, THE SAX PACK, STEVE 'O, MOBB DEEP, THE DAZZ BAND, SKIP ARTIN, SUGAR RAY, MC8, DJ QUICK, THE MOTOWN FUNK BROS., ADINA HOWARD, CARL THOMAS, GARY BARTZ, CHUCKII BOOKER, GURU, JEAN CARN, JERMAINE DUPRI, NORMAN CONNORS, PEABO BRYSON, TERRI ELLIS (EN-VOGUE) EMINEM.... Heavily influenced are groups and individuals such as; LIVING COLOUR, PEARL JAM, RADIO-HEAD, SONIC YOUTH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DAVID BYRNE, DJ SPOOKIE, JAMIE MORRISON, PAUL MILLER, Bassist JAH WOBBLE, CHUCK “D”, MODESKI, MARTIN & WOOD and GREG TATE writer of The VILLAGE VOICE, to name a few!!!...
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Awards

“Jazz At Drew Award” given by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, LEGACY MUSIC SERIES Henderson has been inducted as “Jazz At Drew Ambassador of Music! Awarded The Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly, The Certificate of Recognition State of California Senate, Recognition of Accomplishments and Achievements by The Honorable Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Acknowledgment of Musical Excellence by The Board of Supervisors of The County of Los Angeles, Yvonne B. Burke, Certificate of Special Recognition by The United States House of Representatives, Certificate of Appreciation by The Honorable Mayor of Austin Texas, Will Wynn and that's just two (2) states! Michael Henderson is the proud recipient of countless Awards, Certifications, Keys to many cities, since his early days of playing Bass Guitar! Many More!
  • Wide Receiver

    Creative Sources
    1980
  • Goin' Places

    Creative Sources
    1977

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